7 Lessons the World can learn from BGG
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BoardGameGeek is awsome!!!

Anyone here will tell you so. It's such an great site that the world over ought to take note, implement some of the inovative features that make this web page one of the best communities around. [b]


[b]Here are just a few examples of why the world should follow BGG's lead...




NOTE: GG tips greatly appreciated and alwyas welcome. Still need a few point for that avatar!robot
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1. Board Game: Gold! [Average Rating:4.90 Overall Rank:13881]
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GEEK GOLD:

Geek Gold is great. It's an added insentive for all of us to make the site a better place.

Just think what would happen if the government gave out intangible electronic currency...er, better yet acctual gold! I deffinatley would be eagerly participating in politics, psyched each morning to watch C-SPAN 5 as a moderator, iching to write a review about community service just to get a few shinny nuggets.

Yes we'd all be better citizen if there was just some GG to be had.
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2. Board Game: Reporter [Average Rating:3.81 Overall Rank:14493]
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REVIEWS:

This the heart of BGG. I don't know anybody that doesn't like to know someones opinion that they've never meet about a game they're thinking about buying. What a great way to find out about a games potential. I never get a game without scouring the review section.

Now the world desperately needs this. I'm sick of coming home disapointed from a purchase. Moreover, this idea could be applied to so much more. When I was dating, what I wouldn't have given to read some reviews about the girls I went out with. Sure they looked pretty and had great bits but a few were so not worth my time.

Yeah, that would be great reviews for eveything...boy what possibilities. Wonder what people are saying about breathing, is it still in?
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3. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:497]
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TRADES:

Unquestionably one of the best aspects of BGG is the ability to trade. Simply magnificent!

What would the world be like if we all could list any of our household good and what we wanted in return. Yard sales have been a staple for years and eBay is a leap forward, but with a world wide Trade Manager or a super internet trading algorithm I could unload tons of usless old junk for somebody else's useless old junk.

Offer: Slighly used nose trimmer for a new car. Any takers?
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4. Board Game: Badge of Honor [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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BADGES (MICRO & UBER):

This isn't anything new, but it's done exceptionly well on BGG. I mean I certaily know who's top dog, just check out the users with the huge collections of badges. They not only let me know which geeks are are important but what their interests are as well.

The millitary has been using badges since ancient times, but us civilians have gotten the shaft. If the world gave out badges to everyone just think how much easier classify and rank each other would be. I for one would love to sport a neon colored Babe Magnet uber badge.

Heck, it might even start a new fashion trend.
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5. Board Game: Hit List [Average Rating:3.75 Unranked]
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LISTS (GEEK & HOT/TOP):

Geeklists are da bomb (methaphorically speaking not in any terrorist sense of the word). I mean who doesn't like to read lits of wothless information. It works for David Letterman, his Top Ten lists are daily hits.

The world needs to pick up on this. I certanly would be in favor of everyone having a place to tell me their personal Hot and Top tens or better yet, spout off irronic and sarcastic itemizations of thier daily lives.

In fact, isn't that a second amendment right. I'm sure somewhere it says Freedom of Listing....
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6. Board Game: MadWish [Average Rating:4.90 Unranked]
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WISH LISTS:

This deserves its own mention. Wish lists are revolutionary. I love being able to rank which games I want by degrees. Now the world defiently needs this one.

Just think about how awsome it would be to open your door and find - to your suprise - one of your wish list items wating for you. Secret Santa would take on a whole new dimension.

I bet the world would even stop hating us if we just gave them their number one whish list item...get rid of Bush, love to.
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7. Board Game: Green Thumb Cards [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
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RANKINGS:

I'm not only taking about the number rankings for all games on the sight, but more specifically the ability to give a thumbs up to anything. BGG has it right on.

In the wider world we need to we able to give people thumbs up. It lets us know we did good. Respectively we know what thumbs down means. But being able to keep trake of how many thumbs up we've recieved would undoubtedly boost the worlds self esteem. Depression would cease to exist and the world would become a utopia. I'm utterly positive.

So here's a random thumbs up to all you reading this. Hope it makes your day.
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